Toward Diversity and Emancipation

(Re-)Narrating Space in the Contemporary American Novel

This book focuses on the pivotal role which space and spatiality assume in plot and narrative discourse of contemporary U.S.-American literary narratives. Embarking from a new, spatialized approach to cultural history and particularly narrative theory that might also prove useful for neighboring philologies, Marcel Thoene hypothesizes that the canon of novels selected represents a dialectic of simultaneous affirmation and subversion of the American space myth. This results in an integrative and emancipatory function of space reflecting the current dynamic toward a more transcultural, diverse and conflictive post-national U.S.-American society.

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2016-06-03, 336 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3508-9

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Marcel Thoene

Marcel Thoene, University of Bielefeld, Germany

Author(s)
Marcel Thoene
Book title
Toward Diversity and Emancipation (Re-)Narrating Space in the Contemporary American Novel
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
336
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-3508-9
DOI
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB DSA
BISAC-Code
LIT004020 LIT006000
THEMA-Code
DSB DSA
Release date
2016-06-03
Edition
1
Topics
Raum, Literatur
Readership
Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies
Keywords/Tags
Space, America, Narrative Theory, Contemporary Novels, Diversity, Cultural History, Literature, American Studies, Theory of Literature, Literary Studies

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